Humane Farming Association
The so-called “Humane Farming Association” often sends out fundraising appeals attacking animal protection groups like Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society of the United States. Run by Bradley Miller, HFA is an organization that often aligns itself with animal abuse industries to oppose farm animal protection legislation.
- HFA has never passed any legislation anywhere relating to the confinement of farm animals.
- HFA has never supported any anti-factory farming campaign that’s been placed on a ballot.
- HFA joined the Animal Agriculture Alliance in opposing California’s law prohibiting foie gras production. HFA not only campaigned against the measure to outlaw this hideous factory farming practice, it even took out advertisements against the bill urging its defeat.
- HFA refused to support California’s Prop 2 (the groundbreaking campaign to ban battery cages, gestation crates, and veal crates), instead choosing to remain neutral and allow the rest of the animal movement to fight the agribusiness industry.
- In similar anti-factory farming ballot measure campaigns in Arizona, Ohio and Florida, and legislative efforts in other states, HFA was a bystander while other groups such as the HSUS, Farm Sanctuary and Mercy For Animals fought the factory farming interests.
- In 2018, animal protection advocates overwhelmingly supported Proposition 12 in California, which built on the success of Prop 2 a decade earlier. But HFA bizarrely opposed the measure, joining the Association of California Egg Farmers, National Association of Egg Farmers, California Pork Producers Association and American Veal Association. The Animal Legal Defense Fund slammed HFA’s deceptive statements, saying “Mr. Miller’s claim about Prop 12 repealing Prop 2 is a complete fabrication. It keeps Prop 2’s standards and strengthens them, which if passed on Election Day would become the clearest and strongest law for farm animals in the United States.”
- HFA joined with the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattleman’s Beef Association in opposing federal legislation that would have banned barren battery cages for egg-laying hens.